CN 1996-314 Schneider Charges
Created By: Wendy Ingram on 10/29/1997 at 03:09 PM
Category: Ethics Charges
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October 3, 1997

Emile Schneider
407 Carondelet Street, Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70130

RE: Ethics Commission Docket No. 96-314

Dear Mr. Schneider:

The Board of Ethics, at its October 16-17, 1997 meeting, concluded a private investigation into the representations contained in a complaint filed with the Board.

Following this private investigation, the Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its October 16-17, 1997 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:


CHARGES

1.


That Emile Schneider, a contract attorney for the Orleans Levee Board, may have violated Section 1111C(1)(a) of the Code of Governmental Ethics (LSA-R.S. 42:1101 et seq.) by receiving approximately $54,970 between 1994 and 1996 for notary services performed for public works contractors of the levee district.
2.

That Emile Schneider, a contract attorney for the Orleans Levee Board, may have violated Section 1111C(2)(d) of the Code of Governmental Ethics (LSA-R.S. 42:1101 et seq.) by receiving approximately $54,970 between 1994 and 1996 for notary services performed for public works contractors of the levee district.

The hearing will be held at 9 o’clock a.m., March 19, 1998 in the Louisiana State Retirement Systems Building, 8401 United Plaza Boulevard, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 1141E and 1143 of the Code, and in conformity with the Rules adopted by the Board, a copy of which is enclosed.

At the conclusion of this public hearing, the Board may impose the civil sanctions contained in Subpart C of the Code.

In order to fully cooperate with you in this matter, we will, upon request, provide you with copies of all documents we may introduce into evidence and the names and addresses of all witnesses we intend to call. If you desire the attendance of any witnesses, the Board can issue subpoenas for those witnesses. In order to have subpoenas issued you must, at least ten (10) days in advance of the hearing, supply the names and addresses of the persons to be subpoenaed and state the reasons that their testimony will be relevant and material.

If you need any additional information, please contact Jennifer Magness or R. Gray Sexton, the designated trial attorneys.

Sincerely,

LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS



Robert L. Roland
Chairman

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